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You can't "Win at Art": Infinite Mindset

You can't play an infinite game with a finite mindset. You can't be Number 1.  You can't be the best or beat the competition.  There is no such thing as winning art.  There is is only ahead and behind.  "The goal is not to win; the goal is to keep playing."

To play with an infinite mindset you need:
1. A just cause.
You need a reason to exist or a reason to want to keep doing what you're doing.  Have we talked about the fact that "loving singing" is not enough?  What do you love about it?  Is it the community?  Is it the praise (be honest)? There are many good things that singing can do for us, but if your goal is to monetize it-- to make it your career, you really have to be sure that your mission statement is really strong.  Why are you in it? 


2. Trusting teams.
If you aren't surrounded by people who you trust and people who trust you as a creator, you are forced to lie hide and fake every day.  It does you know good to pretend to be the per…

What are we doing here

I believe in teaching a function based technique that is free from an aesthetic bias.  What does that mean. 

Singing is art.  There is no "right" and "wrong" in art.  You have to know the kinds of sounds that you want to make, and it's my job to help you make them.  The word "beautiful" is largely off the table.  The word "functional" is my primary concern.  Your vocal longevity and your ability to express yourself with your voice are my primary concerns.


I created this blog & podcast because there is nothing I enjoy more than getting missives from former and current voice students "in the wild." Because that's what it is, isn't it?  So many of you have come for voice lessons wanting to be performers or educators and have slowly over the course of your young lives drawn your own map to get yourself there. You have help from people who are further along in their cartography.... people like me.  But the path to becoming w…